There are various models of kayaks you can build or buy. View All Models



We now have photos of kayaks being built, paddled and more. Send in your photos and see what everyone is up to. Visit the photo gallery


A Kayak You Can Build At Home... In Minutes

Before you build the real thing, why not try your hand at this model, a Kayak Guy favourite.

The Kayak Guy helps you build your own kayak!

The New Cedar Strip Kayak from The Kayak Guy
New in 2007 - a cedar strip kayak! Email the Kayak Guy for more information.
If you can chew gum and not bite your tongue too often you can probably build a very nice kayak as well.

These courses are designed for both first time boat builders and skilled carpenters. Check out the schedule for the next course, or if you can gather five people together The Kayak Guy will come to your community to put on a course.

We sell Books, Plans, Kits and finished kayaks as well (contact us or drop by the shop to see models available).

We also teach Paddling Techniques, Open Water Re-entry and Small Craft Navigation. It is not enough to have you on the water in a kayak you built; we want to to be safe and happy. 

News & Updates

New photos in the photo gallery!

We've just added new photo albums to the photo gallery. You can now see pictures of the Norwegian Sailing Pram (a.k.a. Le Petit Cochon De La Mer) and a paddle from last summer at Pomquet Beach, near Antigonish, Nova Scotia. | Posted March 26, 2007 9:40 PM

News & Updates Section Added

Spring means in with the new, and here on the website that also is true. We've just added a news & updates blog to make posting photos, information and links easier. It will take a few days to get it looking the way we want it to, but you can check it out now. | Posted March 24, 2007 2:07 AM

Buy The Kayak Guy's Books Online

You can now buy Kayak Guy books through a secure online order form on the books page. | Posted March 24, 2007 1:41 AM

Kayaks For Sale - Spring Cleaning

There are eight excellent previously-owned kayaks -- and a 12' boat -- for adoption at very affordable rates. Do not miss this opportunity to get on the water this year. | Posted March 24, 2007 1:25 AM

2007 Course & Paddle Schedules Posted

There are newly updated course and paddle schedules available for this year. Mark them on your calendar - we're going to have lots of fun this year.... | Posted March 24, 2007 1:24 AM

Exploring the Brad d'Or Lakes - New Book Available!

This latest book from the Kayak Guy is a collection of nine paddling expeditions on the Bras d'Or Lakes in Cape Breton. This is a wonderful vacation/holiday set of paddling expeditions. | Posted March 24, 2007 1:21 AM

Building a Kayak - Photo Diary

The Kayak Guy photo gallery has pics of all the steps of building a kayak, with some colour commentary added in. This is a great way to see all the steps you need to follow to build a kayak! | Posted March 24, 2007 1:19 AM

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